News & Resources from ASC Group

30th Anniversary Celebration

We are celebrating our 30th year of business!  Thanks to all our employees and clients for making this possible!

Welcome Harry Nikides!

ASC would like to welcome Harry Nikides to our Indianapolis office.  Mr. Nikides is the new Indiana Regional Manager for ASC Group, Inc.  He has extensive experience coordinating with local, state, and federal governmental agencies and is well acquainted with regulations as applicable for natural resources issues in the state of Indiana. His career at Continue Reading..

Welcome Stuart Jennings!

ASC would like to welcome Senior Ecologist Stuart Jennings to the Columbus office. A Texas-born California native, Stuart earned his BS in Botany and an MA in Biological Science from Marshall University in West Virginia. Stuart is a seasoned Wetland Scientist with 15+ years in Ohio and holds a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification. His Continue Reading..

Tools of the Trade: County Atlases

Tools of the Trade: County Atlases Architectural historians use a variety of historic map resources as sources of information about buildings and their residents. Nineteenth century county atlases are an important source of information regarding buildings, transportation systems, property boundaries, and property owners. Such atlases emerged in the post-Civil War period as former army officers Continue Reading..

Don’t MIRE your project in a Wetland!

The United States Geologic Survey (USGS) is a federal program that was established in 1879. Shortly thereafter, the task of systematic  topographic mapping of the United States began. Maps were available for use by as early as 1894. These early maps illustrated many of the same features we are familiar with today with regards to Continue Reading..

Humans just can’t get enough of these bland little seeds

Chenopodium or just plain goosefoot is a prolific and persistent weed in our gardens and yards. While pulled from the crops with vengeance every spring, this plant served as a major source of food for prehistoric Native Americans. A domesticated variety of this genera appeared in eastern Kentucky by 1700 B.C. and spread into the Continue Reading..

Early Wetland Detection

Don’t MIRE your project in a Wetland! National Wetland Inventory Mapping – “Know the (data) Gaps” The National Wetland Inventory (NWI) is a widely used database employed by Wetland Scientists and produced by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that affords the user an aerial view of locations that may have hydrological conditions Continue Reading..